Former thangka painter turns childhood courtyard into trendy cafe in Lhasa-Xinhua

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Former thangka painter turns childhood courtyard into trendy cafe in Lhasa

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2024-07-08 07:34:18

Tenzin Tegchok, a former thangka painter, creates a painting at his cafe on the Barkhor Street in Lhasa, southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, July 5, 2024. Located at a century-old courtyard in the capital city of Xizang, this cafe with exquisite decorations is jointly operated by 28-year-old Tenzin Tegchok and his buddies. The courtyard is not only where Tenzin Tegchok was raised, but also a depot of his reminiscence. The cafe, for its part, has injected much vigor to the time-honored building that accommodates it. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)

Complimentary snacks are served at a cafe on the Barkhor Street in Lhasa, southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, July 5, 2024. Located at a century-old courtyard in the capital city of Xizang, this cafe with exquisite decorations is jointly operated by 28-year-old Tenzin Tegchok and his buddies. The courtyard is not only where Tenzin Tegchok was raised, but also a depot of his reminiscence. The cafe, for its part, has injected much vigor to the time-honored building that accommodates it. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)

This photo taken on July 5, 2024 shows a view of a cafe on the Barkhor Street in Lhasa, southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region. Located at a century-old courtyard in the capital city of Xizang, this cafe with exquisite decorations is jointly operated by 28-year-old Tenzin Tegchok and his buddies. The courtyard is not only where Tenzin Tegchok was raised, but also a depot of his reminiscence. The cafe, for its part, has injected much vigor to the time-honored building that accommodates it. (Photo by Kalsang Yudron/Xinhua)

Customers play a poker game at a cafe on the Barkhor Street in Lhasa, southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, July 5, 2024. Located at a century-old courtyard in the capital city of Xizang, this cafe with exquisite decorations is jointly operated by 28-year-old Tenzin Tegchok and his buddies. The courtyard is not only where Tenzin Tegchok was raised, but also a depot of his reminiscence. The cafe, for its part, has injected much vigor to the time-honored building that accommodates it. (Photo by Kalsang Yudron/Xinhua)

Tenzin Tegchok (R), Tenzin Kalsang (C) and Tashi Dorje pose for a photo at a cafe on the Barkhor Street in Lhasa, southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, July 5, 2024. Located at a century-old courtyard in the capital city of Xizang, this cafe with exquisite decorations is jointly operated by 28-year-old Tenzin Tegchok and his buddies. The courtyard is not only where Tenzin Tegchok was raised, but also a depot of his reminiscence. The cafe, for its part, has injected much vigor to the time-honored building that accommodates it. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)

Tenzin Tegchok serves coffee at a cafe on the Barkhor Street in Lhasa, southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, July 5, 2024. Located at a century-old courtyard in the capital city of Xizang, this cafe with exquisite decorations is jointly operated by 28-year-old Tenzin Tegchok and his buddies. The courtyard is not only where Tenzin Tegchok was raised, but also a depot of his reminiscence. The cafe, for its part, has injected much vigor to the time-honored building that accommodates it. (Photo by Kalsang Yudron/Xinhua)

A cup of coffee is served at a cafe on the Barkhor Street in Lhasa, southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, July 5, 2024. Located at a century-old courtyard in the capital city of Xizang, this cafe with exquisite decorations is jointly operated by 28-year-old Tenzin Tegchok and his buddies. The courtyard is not only where Tenzin Tegchok was raised, but also a depot of his reminiscence. The cafe, for its part, has injected much vigor to the time-honored building that accommodates it. (Photo by Kalsang Yudron/Xinhua)

This photo taken on July 5, 2024 shows a view of a cafe on the Barkhor Street in Lhasa, southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region. Located at a century-old courtyard in the capital city of Xizang, this cafe with exquisite decorations is jointly operated by 28-year-old Tenzin Tegchok and his buddies. The courtyard is not only where Tenzin Tegchok was raised, but also a depot of his reminiscence. The cafe, for its part, has injected much vigor to the time-honored building that accommodates it. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)

Tashi Dorje brews a cup of coffee at a cafe on the Barkhor Street in Lhasa, southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, July 5, 2024. Located at a century-old courtyard in the capital city of Xizang, this cafe with exquisite decorations is jointly operated by 28-year-old Tenzin Tegchok and his buddies. The courtyard is not only where Tenzin Tegchok was raised, but also a depot of his reminiscence. The cafe, for its part, has injected much vigor to the time-honored building that accommodates it. (Photo by Kalsang Yudron/Xinhua)

This photo taken on July 5, 2024 shows a view of a cafe on the Barkhor Street in Lhasa, southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region. Located at a century-old courtyard in the capital city of Xizang, this cafe with exquisite decorations is jointly operated by 28-year-old Tenzin Tegchok and his buddies. The courtyard is not only where Tenzin Tegchok was raised, but also a depot of his reminiscence. The cafe, for its part, has injected much vigor to the time-honored building that accommodates it. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)